DVSA Special Notice 01/23 - Important Information for MOT Testers
We were sent a new important update from the DVSA yesterday. They have released a special notice. Within this special notice (section 2) is the following:
2. MOT guide
2.1 Decelerometer calibration.
From 1 April 2023, all decelerometers must be calibrated at intervals not exceeding 1 year. This is a change from the current 2 year cycle.
Decelerometer calibration certificates issued before 1 April 2023 will be acceptable until they expire. After this, the equipment must be calibrated annually.
2.2 Roller brake testers (RBT), plate brake testers (PBT) and headlamp aim testers.
From 1 April 2023, calibration of brake testers and headlamp testers will no longer be acceptable if completed by vehicle testing station (VTS) staff.
Calibration must only be completed by either:
- The original manufacturer
- A company that has taken over responsibility for equipment support from the manufacturer.
- A calibration specialist.
VTSs employing independent calibration specialists must satisfy themselves of the technical competence and viability of the company concerned and be able to demonstrate this to DVSA upon request.
Although this may seem like extra work/cost for businesses, the above, are positive steps for our industry. It will help to improve the quality of the MOT test. For business owners you will also have reassurance that equipment is working as it should and hopefully any issues are detected earlier. This will also reduce the amount of unexpected issues and hopefully ensure you are not letting customers down.
We can help make this an easy transition for you as we offer Calibration Services with highly qualified staff at a competitive price. Talk to us now about how we can help you with this new change and help keep your business compliant and running smoothly Click here to read more about the Calibration services we offer.